Turning Pain into Love is a book about the power of God working through someone to transform their suffering into a lifelong blessing. So often the trials and tribulations of our life can make us feel hopeless and confused about who we are in this world. The belief in something greater than ourselves coupled with a positive attitude and the intention to make a difference, a person can turn anything (and any situation) into a gift. Anytime someone has taken a journey or challenge in life, they have the ability to help someone who may be traveling a similar path for the first time.
Michael Roels lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife and business partner, Emily. In 2014, they founded Essential Balanced Bodywork in the neighboring Clemmons community. They work as licensed massage therapists helping individuals become pain-free through education and RoelsMethod. Michael teaches his method to licensed massage therapists as a Category A certified continuing education provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
“Years ago when I was living in Santa Monica, CA, I came across a Reader’s Digest,” shared Michael. “As I was flipping through the magazine, I saw a quote, ‘I am not sure what Enlightenment is, but I think it has something to do with turning pain into love.’ That phrase resonated with me, and it has stuck with me ever since.”